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Milo Baughman for James Inc Tilt Swivel Recliner
By Milo Baughman
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Milo Baughman for James Inc tilt swivel recliner. It is signed. Original vinyl upholstery with a large walnut base.
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Walnut

Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Upholstered Armchair
By Thayer Coggin, James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Garnerville, NY
Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated, High Point, NC. Amazing original royal blue wool upholstery with walnut platform base and legs. Original tag on the base. The angular prof...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Articulate Seating Club Chair
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering an exceptional Mid-Century Modern club or lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for his Articulate Seating line for James Inc. The chair features sleek midcentury design, w...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Walnut with Stripe Lounge Chair
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in St. Louis, MO
Milo Baughman for James Inc. King lounge chair, part of his articulate seating collection with Classic midcentury lines. This chair was reupholstered at some point in the last 10 yea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Black Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Dallas, TX
Absolutely stunning club lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for James Inc, an early imprint of Thayer Coggin. Defined by their Classic midcentury lines and simple walnut framed ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Velvet, Walnut

Leather and Walnut Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Beautifully designed and well constructed Milo Baughman for James Inc. lounge chair and ottoman supported by turned, walnut legs. Clean lines with generously curved, sweeping arm res...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Leather

Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman Manufacturer: James Inc. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern Specs: Wood, fabric Condition: This Milo Baughman lounge chair is in original used ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Wood

  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
H 26.5 in. W 30 in. D 35 in.
Early Milo Baughman Highback Recliner for James Inc
By Milo Baughman
Located in Norwalk, CT
Early Milo Baughman recliner for James Inc. Walnut frame has been refinished. Black leather upholstery shows minor marks and extremely light wear to headrest area. Original James Inc...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Leather, Walnut

Milo Baughman for James Inc Lounge Chairs in Loro Piana Alpaca Wool - Pair
By Knoll, Milo Baughman
Located in SAINT LOUIS, MO
These original Milo Baughman for Knoll Lounge Chairs are everything you want in a high-backed lounge chair. Our master upholstery team restored the chairs with new foam and feather ...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Alpaca

Pair of Early Milo Baughman Lounges for James Company
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
A nice early pair of designer chairs by Milo Baughman. Were reupholstered sometime in the 1980s-1990s. If the floral fabric is desirable then I believe the condition of fabric as-is ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Signed Midcentury Club Chair Newly Upholstered
By James Inc.
Located in West Hartford, CT
Recently reupholstered in a vibrant midcentury orange fabric and complete with James Inc. hallmarks below, this Milo Baughman stunner is guaranteed to set your home apart. Now, more ...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Materials

Fabric, Textile, Wood, Walnut

Early Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James, Inc.
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in San Leandro, CA
Handsome lounge chair by Milo Baughman for James, Inc. The chair has been completely restored from the ground up including new veneer on the apron, refinished legs, and has been reup...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Hardwood, Rosewood

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair Recliner
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Miami, FL
This early example of Milo Baughman's Mid-Century Modern reclining lounge chair dates from the 1950s. It features an amazing, sculptural solid walnut frame that displays beautiful gr...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Faux Leather, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman for James Inc. Armchairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Dallas, TX
Newly reupholstered with herringbone pattern fabric and espresso leg finish. Dimensions: 27.5" W x 30" D x 27" T, seat height 19".
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Armchairs

Pair of Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in New London, CT
Newly reupholstered in Kravet velvet, this Classic Mid-Century pair is in near new condition after its first 50 years.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Early Milo Baughman for James Inc. Reclining Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Norwalk, CT
This is a very rare and early Milo Baughman designed reclining lounge chair for James Inc., and early division of Thayer Coggin. Chair leans back and can lock in 8 different position...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman for James Inc, Single-Arm Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in San Diego, CA
Great lines and original flower fabric on this tall back lounge chair, designed by Milo Baughman for James INC, distributed by Thayer Coggin, the fabric its so striking and beautiful...
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20th Century American Hollywood Regency Armchairs

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Fabric, Walnut

Rare Black Vinyl Sofa by Milo Baughman for James Inc
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare black vinyl sofa by Milo Baughman for James Inc. Tufted seat and back with chrome legs. original black vinyl, circa 1960s. Dimensions: 77" x 30" x 30" seat height 16".
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Chrome

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Reclining Lounge Chair, Newly Refinished
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in South Bend, IN
An exceptional Mid-Century Modern reclining lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for James Inc. The chair features a gorgeous sculptural walnut frame and original white vinyl uphol...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Other

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Furniture Two-Piece Settee
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pasadena, CA
1960s two-piece lounge chair or settee by Milo Baughman, in beautiful blue velvet, on wheels. The ottoman conveniently opens up as storage. Milo Baughman designed the Articulate col...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Corner Chairs

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Chenille, Upholstery

Pair of Milo Baughman for James Lounge Chairs and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Pair of Milo Baughman for James Inc. lounge chairs and ottoman, circa late 1950s. These lovely examples have solid walnut bases and have been newly upholstered in a chic Knoll Riving...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

'Articulate Sofa' by Milo Baughman for James, Inc
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman designed the Articulate collection including this sofa for James, Inc. of North Carolina, Thayer Coggin's first manufacturing venture. It features an upholstered case w...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

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Teak

Early Pair of Lounge Chairs by Milo Baughman for James, Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in San Leandro, CA
Early pair of modernist lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for James, Inc. The chairs have been painstakingly restored; glued-up, refinished, reupholstered. The chairs' foundations have ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut, Velvet

Milo Baughman for James, Inc. Sculpted Walnut Reclining Lounge Chair, circa 1955
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Milo Baughman for James, Inc. sculpted walnut reclining lounge chair, circa 1955. Professionally restored walnut frame with new light grey textured fabric and tufted button back. Rec...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Walnut

Midcentury Articulate Sofa with Ottoman by Milo Baughman for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin, James Inc.
Located in Peabody, MA
Mid-century sofa, early design by Milo Baughman for James Inc. Articulate Seating, with a matching Articulate ottoman (bearing early Thayer Coggin tag (James Manufacturing was founde...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc. Excellent restored condition. Reupholstered with original intergrity including hand cut foam. Wood is in great vintage condition with nor...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood

  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
H 25.5 in. W 30.75 in. D 29.75 in.
Milo Baughman "Scoop" Lounge Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stylish ‘Scoop’ lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman in the United States for James Inc. circa 1950s. This rare lounge chair features an angled sculpted walnut wood frame with wide...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Milo Baughman "Scoop" Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman "Scoop" Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman "Scoop" Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman "Scoop" Lounge Chair for James Inc.
H 28.50 in. W 29.50 in. D 26.50 in.
Rare Early Example, 'Articulate' Settee by Milo Baughman for James Inc
By Thayer Coggin, Milo Baughman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
An incredible early Mid-Century Modern settee and one of the earlier designs by Milo Baughman for James Inc, which later evolved to Thayer Coggin. If you love Milo's designs, you'll ...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Loveseats

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Teak, Upholstery

Milo Baughman White Linen Lounge Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in New York, NY
A lounge chair by Milo Baughman, circa 1960s upholstered in white cotton linen, with high button tufted back and sloped arms, on ebonized wood base and tapered legs. An early example...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Wood, Linen

Pair Milo Baughman Walnut and Wool Recliners For James Inc.
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
Pair of walnut framed reclining lounge chairs, covered in the original button tufted gray/brown wool hopsack-texture upholstery. Back reclines to raise the brown leather-like foot re...
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Vintage 1950s American Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Milo Baughman Sculpted Walnut Reclining Lounge Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Milo Baughman sculpted walnut reclining lounge chair for James Inc.
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Foam, Walnut

Milo Baughman Adjustable Recliner and Ottoman for James Inc., 1950's
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Early Milo Baughman Mid-Century Modern recliner for James Inc. All original! This is a true recliner with manual control on the side to regulate the chair position. Ottoman can also ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Beech

Pair of Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin James Inc Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, Thayer Coggin, James Inc.
Located in Houston, TX
Early pair of Milo Baughman lounge chairs for Thayer Coggin / James Inc Chairs retains both a James Inc. label and Thayer Coggin label. Chairs are in original green vinyl. On chair h...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Baughman for James Walnut Plinth Base Three-Seat Sofa Orange
By Milo Baughman
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a beautiful, red-orange sofa, on a walnut plinth base by Milo Baughman, circa 1960s. Cushions have been newly re-foamed. In excellent condition. The dimensi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman Chairs for James Inc
Located in Dallas, TX
Newly upholstered pair of Milo Baughman chairs for James Inc. These chairs have a low profile and are very stylish in form, circa 1960s Dimensions: 28" W x 28" D x 28" T. Seat he...
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in St. Louis, MO
Milo Baughman for James Inc. low back lounge chair, part of his articulate seating collection with classic Mid-Century lines. This chair has its original wide velvet stripe upholster...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut, Upholstery

  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
H 29.5 in. W 27 in. D 28 in.
Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman
Located in St. Louis, MO
Milo Baughman for James Inc. king lounge chair, part of his articulate seating collection with Classic midcentury lines. This chair was reupholstered at some point in the last 20 yea...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. Lounge Chair
H 36 in. W 26.5 in. D 33 in.
Milo Baughman for James Inc. 'King' Chair
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
This handsome Milo Baughman lounge chair is an early example of the work he designed for James Inc. The base frame and legs are walnut. The sharp, clean lines and high back define th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. 'King' Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. 'King' Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. 'King' Chair
  • Milo Baughman for James Inc. 'King' Chair
H 35.5 in. W 27 in. D 29 in.
Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Ottoman
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Garnerville, NY
Early Milo Baughman design for James Incorporated. Solid walnut construction with its original black vinyl upholstery. The ottoman features rounded tapered legs and adjustable height...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Ottomans and Poufs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

  • Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Ottoman
  • Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Ottoman
  • Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Ottoman
  • Early Milo Baughman for James Incorporated Ottoman
H 13.25 in. W 20.25 in. D 20.5 in.
Vintage Walnut Sofa by Milo Baughman for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Burbank, CA
Fabulous mid-century sofa designed by Milo Baughman for James Inc. in the United States, circa 1950s. This sofa has been professionally reupholstered by our expert craftsmen. Feature...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Sofas

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Pair of Milo Baughman for James Inc Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Dallas, TX
Absolutely stunning club lounge chairs designed by Milo Baughman for James Inc – an early imprint of Thayer Coggin. Defined by their Classic midcentury lines and simple walnut framed...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet, Walnut

Mid-Century Modern Milo Baughman for James Lounge Chair and Ottoman
By Milo Baughman
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Super stylish and so comfortable lounge chair, designed by Milo Baughman for James. It features a buttoned high angled back, walnut framing and original white Naugahyde upholstery. O...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

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Naugahyde, Walnut

Pair of Lounge Chairs and Ottoman by Milo Baughman for James, Inc
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in South Bend, IN
Offering an original pair of Mid-Century Modern lounge chairs and ottoman by Milo Baughman for James, Inc. The chairs are apart of the 'Articulate Seating' line and have original ora...
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Vintage 1960s Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Walnut

Milo Baughman for James Inc. Swivel Reclining Lounge Chair with Stripe Fabric
By James Inc., Milo Baughman
Located in Topeka, KS
Handsome swivel reclining lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman for James Inc. upholstered in a stripe fabric. This chair is in wonderful vintage condition with original tag. The fa...
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Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Milo Baughman for James Inc Thayer Coggin Sculpted Walnut Recliner Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Early Milo Baughman designed sculpted frame reclining walnut lounge chair for James, Incorporated (An early division of Thayer Coggin). Chair features a very comfortable reclining po...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman. Manufacturer: James Inc. Period or Model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Walnut, Fabric. Condition: This Milo Baughman lounge chair for James Inc...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chair for James Inc.
H 26.5 in. W 28.75 in. D 31 in.
Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Milo Baughman. Manufacturer: James Inc. Period and model: Mid-Century Modern. Specifications: Wood, fabric. Condition: These Milo Baughman lounge chairs for Jam...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Polyester, Wood

  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs for James Inc.
  • Milo Baughman Lounge Chairs for James Inc.
H 28.75 in. W 27 in. D 32 in.
Milo Baughman King Armchair for James Inc
By Milo Baughman
Located in Chicago, IL
A Classic Mid-Century Milo Baughman lounge chair for James Inc. The upholstery is original. The base and legs are solid walnut.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery

Early Milo Baughman for James Furniture Reclining Lounge Chair with Ottoman
By The James Furniture Company, Milo Baughman
Located in New York, NY
Classic midcentury reclining lounge chair and ottoman designed by Milo Baughman for the James Furniture Company. This is an early example, having the adjustable ottoman, which tilts ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman "Scoop" Slipper Chair for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stylish ‘Scoop’ lounge chair designed by Milo Baughman in the United States for James Inc., circa 1950s. This rare lounge chair features an angled sculpted walnut wood base that hold...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Slipper Chairs

Materials

Fabric, Walnut

Milo Baughman King and Queen Chairs for James Inc
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in New London, CT
Newly reupholstered in a light beige velvet, these are the epitome of the chauvinistic 1950s. One height for the man, another lower for the woman. Reverse the roles, either way, they...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Velvet

Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin James Inc. Pair of Lounge Chairs
By Milo Baughman
Located in Washington, DC
Early pair of Milo Baughman designed lounge chairs for Thayer Coggin. Each chair retains both a James Inc. label and Thayer Coggin label. Thayer Coggin founded James Inc. and it evo...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Baughman for James Inc. Recliner Lounge Chair
By Milo Baughman, James Inc.
Located in New York, NY
Classic Milo Baughman for James Inc. reclining lounge in very good, original condition. This example has the original fabric, which is usable, the cushioning is somewhat misshapen fr...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Wood

Fantastic Pair of Signed Milo Baughman Cube Lounge Chairs for James Inc.
By Milo Baughman
Located in Pemberton, NJ
Fantastic pair of signed Milo Baughman cube lounge chairs for James Inc. These are perfect for the designer who needs to re-upholster. They have a wonderful walnut plinth base givi...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Lounge Chairs

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Milo Baughman For James For Sale on 1stDibs

Find a variety of milo baughman for james available on 1stDibs. Each of these unique milo baughman for james was constructed with extraordinary care, often using fabric, wood and walnut. Milo baughman for james have long been popular, with older editions for sale from the 20th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 20th Century. There are many kinds of milo baughman for james to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern milo baughman for james are of considerable interest.

How Much are Milo Baughman For James?

Prices for milo baughman for james start at $1,700 and top out at $12,000 with the average selling for $3,145.

Milo Baughman Biography and Important Works

Milo Baughman was one of the most agile and adept modern American furniture designers of the late 20th century. A prolific lecturer and writer on the benefits of good design — he taught for years at Brigham Young University — Baughman (whose often-scrambled surname is pronounced BAWF-man) focused almost exclusively on residential furnishings, having a particular talent for lounge chairs, perhaps the most sociable piece of furniture.

     Like his fellow adoptive Californians Charles and Ray Eames, Baughman’s furniture has a relaxed and breezy air. Baughman was famously opposed to ostentatious and idiosyncratic designs that were made to excite attention. While many of his chair designs are enlivened by such effects as tufted upholstery, Baughman tended to let his materials carry the aesthetic weight, most often relying on chair and table frames made of sturdy and sleek flat-bar chromed metal, and chairs, tables and cabinets finished with highly-figured wood veneers.

     Like his colleagues Karl Springer and the multifarious Pierre Cardin, Baughman’s designs are emblematic of the 1970s: sleek, sure and scintillating. As you will see from the furniture presented on these pages, Milo Baughman’s designs are ably employed as either the heart of a décor or its focal point.

Finding the Right Seating for You

With entire areas of our homes reserved for “sitting rooms,” the value of quality lounge furniture cannot be overstated. Fortunately, the design of side chairs, armchairs and other seating — since what were, quite literally, the early perches of our ancestors — has evolved considerably.

Among the earliest standard seating furniture were stools. Egyptian stools, for example, designed for one person with no seat back, were x-shaped and typically folded to be tucked away. These rudimentary chairs informed the design of Greek and Roman stools, all of which were a long way from Sori Yanagi's Butterfly stool or Alvar Aalto's Stool 60. In the 18th century and earlier, seats with backs and armrests were largely reserved for high nobility.

The seating of today is more inclusive but the style and placement of chairs can still make a statement. Antique desk chairs and armchairs designed in the style of Louis XV, which eventually included painted furniture and were often made of rare woods, feature prominently curved legs as well as Chinese themes and varied ornaments. Much like the thrones of fairy tales and the regency, elegant lounges crafted in the Louis XV style convey wealth and prestige. In the kitchen, the dining chair placed at the head of the table is typically reserved for the head of the household or a revered guest.

Of course, with luxurious vintage or antique furnishings, every chair can seem like the best seat in the house. Whether your preference is stretching out on a plush sofa, such as the Serpentine, designed by Vladimir Kagan, or cozying up in a vintage wingback chair, there is likely to be a comfy classic or contemporary gem for you on 1stDibs.

With respect to the latest obsessions in design, cane seating has been cropping up everywhere, from sleek armchairs to lounge chairs, while bouclé fabric, a staple of modern furniture design, can be seen in mid-century modern, Scandinavian modern and Hollywood Regency furniture styles.

Admirers of the sophisticated craftsmanship and dark woods frequently associated with mid-century modern seating can find timeless styles in our expansive collection of lounge chairs, dining chairs and other furnishings — whether they’re vintage editions or alluring reproductions of iconic designs from the likes of Hans Wegner or from Charles and Ray Eames. Shop our inventory of Egg chairs, designed in 1958 by Arne Jacobsen, the Florence Knoll lounge chair and more.

No matter your style, the collection of antique, new and vintage seating on 1stDibs is surely worthy of a standing ovation.